London, 6 March 2019: Volpi Capital (“Volpi”), a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce that Erik Berggren has joined its investment team. Erik’s appointment takes Volpi’s total headcount to 11, including 7 investment professionals.
Working as part of Volpi’s investment team, Erik will help source and execute deals across Europe, particularly in the Nordic region. In addition, he will also work with current and prospective portfolio company management teams to help them realise their growth objectives.
Erik, whose background includes investment banking and consulting, joins from Arma Partners, where he provided M&A advisory services to technology companies for three years. During his time at Arma Partners, Erik advised on transactions predominantly in the Nordic, German and UK markets. Prior to this, he worked at Deloitte in London, advising private equity houses and their portfolio companies.
Erik is Swedish – taking Volpi’s spread of nationalities to 9 – and holds a first class undergraduate degree from King’s College, London.
Commenting on the appointment, Marco Sodi from Volpi Capital said: “We are delighted that Erik has joined Volpi. Erik brings significant technology sector expertise, which aligns well with our thesis driven origination and investment approach, targeting investment in ambitious businesses using technology to disrupt traditional business models and processes.
“Since 2016, we have established a strong, internationally diverse and talented team that will deliver long-term success. We look forward to further additions to the team over the next twelve months, as we continue to expand and develop as a specialist European lower mid-market firm.”
Erik added: “This is a great opportunity to join a firm that is on a clear upwards trajectory and which has made strong progress in a short period of time. I was particularly drawn to Volpi’s ‘pick-your-partner’ approach when working with company owners and management teams, their industry specialist focus and their entrepreneurial and ambitious culture.
“I look forward to working with the team, the portfolio company management teams, as well as our limited partners.”
Volpi was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi.
About Volpi Capital
Volpi Capital is a specialist European lower mid-market private equity firm. Volpi has a thesis-driven approach targeting ambitious businesses using enabling technologies to disrupt traditional B2B value chains. Volpi typically invests €25-75 million of equity in businesses with enterprise values between €50 million and €200 million and seeks to drive transformative growth through international expansion and consolidation. The firm, which was founded in 2016 by Crevan O’Grady and Marco Sodi, closed its first fund (Volpi Capital Fund I) in April 2018 with commitments of €185 million.
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